The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will close down five embassies during 2016, and the embassy in Sofia is one of the embassies affected. The embassy in Sofia will be closed on June 30, 2016.

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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‘The World Health Organization needs NOK 23 million in immediate contributions for its efforts to fight the Zika virus. When I met Director-General Chan yesterday, I promised that Norway will quickly provide NOK 10 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Norwegian Embassy organized a seminar on good governance and transparency together with Innovation Norway and Telenor Bulgaria.

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Aqeela Asifi accepting the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award

Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.

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New Norwegian initiative to promote freedom of expression and independent media The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. January 18th...

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